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Consultant Radiologist WSI Vascular/Non-Vascular Interventional Radio

Job Reference: 288-MED-464

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
Trust Wide, Chelmsford
£76,761 - £103,490 per an

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is an Acute Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivalled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coastline.


with an interest in Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology

NHS Jobs Ref: 288-MED-464

Applications are invited for a new post of Consultant Radiologist with an interest in Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology. This post has been created to support the existing team across the working week, and further the expansion of interventional radiology services.

This opportunity comes at an exciting time for acute services in Essex. Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHT), Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SUHT) have formed a partnership in the Mid and South Essex Success Regime with a catchment population of 1.2 million. The three Trusts are separate entities, but with one unified Joint Executive Group. As one of three such regimes in the country, now incorporated in the local Sustainability and Transformation Programme, the Trusts are joining forces with primary care and neighbouring community Trusts to secure high quality, joined-up care across healthcare networks to make dramatic improvement to patient care and access to services.

The joint vision of the interventional radiology (IR) units in all three Trusts is to develop a 24/7 network solution for IR emergencies and a collaborative approach to the delivery of IR services across the region. Vascular surgery and interventional radiology are both a priority for the Success Regime, and it has been decided that IR services will be maintained at all three sites to support the reconfiguration of dependent medical and surgical specialities.

    • During the reconfiguration phase of the Success regime, an emergency hub for out of hours vascular and non-vascular IR will be established at the Basildon site. IR consultants from all 3 sites will contribute to the out of hours rota. The other two sites will continue to undertake in hours emergencies and all three sites will undertake elective IR activity.

    • The network is anticipated to evolve into a 24/7 emergency IR hub with elective IR retained at the spokes.

The post will be based at Broomfield Hospital with On Call Commitments at Basildon Hospital

    • There will be staged new and replacement appointments to the region to join the current eight vascular IR and two non-vascular IR consultants.

    • The intention is to create a team of at least nine vascular and non-vascular trained IR consultants (at least three per site) able to contribute to a comprehensive 1:9 emergency rota, and meet the regional elective IR needs now and in the medium term.

    • All the existing IR consultants are committed to team working across the three sites. Each consultant will be based at one site, and would travel to the hub (or one other site); however it is not envisaged that any one consultant would work across all three sites.

This post would suit either an established IR Consultant looking for new challenges, or a fellowship trained IR looking for a first consultant post.

    • Full GMC registration or evidence of eligibility for full GMC registration is required, as is evidence of appropriate/fellowship training in Interventional Radiology.

    • We are keen to recruit consultants who can demonstrate that they are passionate about patient care and safety, show an understanding and awareness of governance with a desire to improve the patient experience.

    • The Trust fully supports the British Society of Interventional Radiology’s aim of IR consultants being clinically responsible for their patients, with dedicated IR clinics and day case beds.

    • You will take an active role in the running and development of our IR service. As part of the agreed job plan, you will be expected to join the interventional radiology on-call rota. A flexible approach to job planning will be adopted based on service requirements.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nick Railton

Clinical Lead and Consultant Interventional Radiologist

01245 516056 (Secretary)

Jane Renals

Radiology Manager

01245 513728

All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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